Katz Institute Luncheon and Fashion Show celebrates 25 years of advancing women’s health

 Iris and Saul Katz to be honored for their visionKatz Institute for Women's Health Luncheon and Fashion Show

For 24 years, the Katz Institute for Women’s Health Luncheon and Fashion Show has provided critical support for women’s health initiatives — $8.2 million in total. The 2016 event raised a record-setting $725,000. “It’s an unbelievably exciting day,” said Dr. Stacey Rosen, Northwell Health’s vice president of women’s health. “Truly it’s the most well-attended and talked-about event on Long Island.”

Iris and Saul Katz

Iris and Saul Katz

The 25th annual event, taking place on September 14, 2017, will honor two visionaries who have made the Katz Institute a reality — Iris and Saul Katz. “Iris and Saul Katz have been important benefactors, both in time and financial support,” said Dr. Rosen. “The whole vision behind this was theirs. Mrs. Katz knew women’s health needs were different — they weren’t just like men — and she also saw that women make the decisions for the family. She was focused on all women in our communities getting the same excellent level of care at Northwell.”

“A host of women’s health issues are different than men’s, and we have to focus on them and create best practices across all 22 hospitals in the health system,” said Mr. Katz. “We know women make 70 to 80 percent of their family’s health decisions. We have to empower women and arm them with the information to make the best decisions not only for their own health but for that of their family.”

The Katz Institute is a regional leader in women’s health education that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women by providing educational resources, prevention-wellness programs and clinical intervention.

This powerful collaboration between the Katzes and Dr. Rosen and her colleagues demonstrates how philanthropy is fueling innovation and elevating care.

“Iris and Saul Katz have been amazing supporters,” said Dr. Rosen, “holding us to the expectations and working with us to bring this mission to life. We wouldn’t have this sort of institute without them.”

“The Katz Institute for Women’s Health is about clinical care, education and empowerment,” said Mr. Katz. “It’s Stacey’s ability to bring together clinical care and share best practices on women’s issues. It’s about the education of women and combining it with clinical care that gets the best practices.”  

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